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Islanders beat Hurricanes

Oct 11, 2014

Islanders beat Hurricanes

These New York Islanders didn’t look much like the team that finished last year in last place. Which makes sense: So many of the contributors Friday night weren’t with them when last season ended. Johnny Boychuk had a goal and two assists in his ...

Nash heroics steer Rangers past Blues

Oct 10, 2014

Nash heroics steer Rangers past Blues

Rick Nash was unaware of his impressive numbers against the Blues before Thursday night’s season opener. The New York Rangers’ left wing had another big game in St. Louis, scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to finish with three points in ...

Sharks thump Kings in season opener

Oct 9, 2014

Sharks thump Kings in season opener

The Los Angeles Kings gathered at center ice while the Stanley Cup was lowered from the scoreboard, and they watched their championship banner raised to the rafters in a stirring pregame ceremony. Those good feelings were largely gone by the time the Kings stumbled ...

Oct 7, 2014

Defending champion Kings ready for opener

The NHL’s 98th season opens Wednesday with the Los Angeles Kings raising a Stanley Cup championship banner, Boston playing host to Philadelphia and two matchups between Canadian rivals. The Kings will celebrate their second NHL crown in three seasons at a ceremony on Wednesday ...

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

Sep 20, 2014

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare for their run at ...

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Sep 11, 2014

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Saku Koivu has retired after an 18-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens. The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players’ association on Wednesday. The Ducks decided they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Koivu ...

Sep 5, 2014

Bettman rejects expansion report

The NHL won’t grow beyond 30 teams and has no plans to add or move franchises any time soon, commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We’re not in an expansion mode,” Bettman said Thursday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York. Bettman said a ...

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

Aug 28, 2014

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

The NHL insists expansion is not imminent. “Nothing has happened to change the status quo,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a telephone interview Wednesday with AP. “There continues to be interest from some markets, and we continue to be interested in discussing ...

Aug 22, 2014

Goalie Giguere ends storied career

The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision ...

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

Aug 20, 2014

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore’s career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case was “settled in its totality” but said Tuesday the ...

Jul 5, 2014

Canucks re-sign Kassian, Weber

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Yannick Weber on Friday. Kassian had 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal “Zack is a skilled, ...

Ekblad top draft pick

Jun 28, 2014

Ekblad top draft pick

Florida selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, making him the first defenseman to go No. 1 since St. Louis took Erik Johnson in 2006. “I want that burden of expectation,” Ekblad said. “I want that feel for ...